How to Conduct an Inmate Search in Jacksonville, Florida

From the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) homepage, click on the sidebar link for “inmate information.”  This link will take you to the “JSO Inmate Information Search” home page. If you are looking for a specific individual, simply type in the full name or jail number (if known), and click search.  If no inmate information is returned, there are several possible reasons: (1) the inmate bonded out or was released on his or her own recognizance; (2) the jail clerks misspelled the inmate’s name or made some other clerical error; (3) the inmate entered a plea and was released; (4) the person was never an inmate (or is being held in a different facility); or (5) the relevant jail records have not been updated.
If no name is returned in your search result, or if you don’t know the inmate’s full name or jail number, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office provides several other search methods. To use these other methods, click on the link for “Public Web Reports.”  This will take you to the main “JSO Department of Corrections Web Reports” page. There, you will see three options for the “In Sheet,” “Out Sheet,” and “Tentative EOS Report.”

The “In Sheet” displays the admit date and time of every inmate that was booked in the Jacksonville, Duval County Jail (John E. Goode Pre-Trial Detention Facility).  Click on a calendar date and, for the date chosen, a listing will appear for every person taken in on that day.  The In Sheet displays the jail number, JSO ID, race, sex, date of birth, name, age, admit date and time, and last known home address of each person in custody. This method of searching is particularly useful if an inmate has bonded out, has been released, or if the jail personnel happened to misspell a name or commit some other data error.

The “Out Sheet” displays the release date and time for every inmate who has been released from JSO custody at the jail.  It shows the facility where the inmate was housed, jail number, race, age, name, date of birth, sex, the release date and time, and the reason for the defendant’s release.  This method is useful where an individual, once known to be an inmate, is no longer shown on the inmate information search page.

Visiting an Inmate at the Jacksonville Jail (Pre-Trial Detention Facility)

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has strict rules for family members and friends who wish to visit inmates housed at the Duval County pre-trial detention facility.  Visitation is limited to two visitors per day (one adult and one child), visitors must be appropriately attired (no see-through clothing, hats, tight fitting clothing without proper undergarments, or clothes deemed “revealing”).  Other restrictions for inmate visitation in Jacksonville include the following:

  • Visitors must be eighteen years of age or older, unless accompanied by an adult;
  • You must present a valid form of identification, such as a driver’s license or passport;
  • You must submit to searches, and leave belongings in one of the lockers provided in the lobby/entry area of the jail;
  • You must not be under the influence of any intoxicants;
  • Inmate visitation is limited to two hours;
  • Visitors are limited to the hours between 8 am and 10 pm.

Contacts for Jacksonville Inmate Information

The Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Jacksonville is located downtown behind the Police Memorial Building at 500 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Mailing Address for Jacksonville Inmates:

John E. Goode Pre-Trial Detention Facility
Inmate Name and Jail Number
500 East Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Important Telephone Numbers:

Inmate Information: (904) 630-5747
Jail Clinic: (904) 358-1960
Mail: (904) 630-5835
Jail Property Room: (904) 630-5718
Watch Lieutenant: (904) 630-5760